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Epic Code LAB7650 Viscosity, Serum

Test Name Alias

Viscosity | 8456

Interface Order Alias

10277

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

Container(s): Red Top (Plain, No additive) x 3 or Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel) x 3

Preferred Volume to Collect: 18.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 6.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 6.0 mL

Capillary collect ok: Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

Collection Instructions:

  • Fasting specimen preferred but not required
  • Tubes must be full.
  • Gently invert red or gold tube(s) 8 - 10 times to mix clot activator with blood.
  • Specimen should be processed within 30 minutes – See Processing Instructions.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

 

Processed Specimen: Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: Yes

Processing Instructions:

  • When tubes are clotted (30 – 45 minutes), centrifuge specimens.
  • Pour serum into aliquot tubes and refrigerate.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerate: 3 days

Frozen: Not Acceptable

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available Monday through Friday, usual TAT 1 to 3 days

Reference Range

1.4 – 1.8 unit(s)

Performing Department

IMMUNOCHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Measured by determining the length of time required to flow through an Ostwald Capillary Viscometer.

CPT

85810

CDM Code

4058456

Epic Test ID

1230101283

LOINC

Viscosity: 4690-4

Beaker LOINC

VISCOSITY: 4690-4

Mayo Access Code

SHO139

Reviewed Date

12/13/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: VISCOSITY, SERUM
Beaker Display Name: Viscosity, Serum
BEAKER TEST NAME: VISCOSITY
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Viscosity

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW IMMUNOCHEM: RED TOP TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated